Lucy Dacus has released her new single ‘Forever Half Mast’ the third instalment of Dacus’ 2019 holiday song series.
‘Forever Half Mast’ follows her Valentine’s Day-inspired cover of ‘La Vie En Rose’, and an original ode to Mother’s Day and Taurus Season, ‘My Mother & I’. Still to come in Lucy’s 2019 singles series are tracks tied to Springsteen’s Birthday, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s, with a physical EP of the collection coming in the fall.
In ‘Forever Half Mast’, the twang of a steel guitar compliments Lucy’s gentle strumming and lends a distinctly ‘American’ sound to the song — yet the lyrics convey an attitude towards her home country that is decidedly more ambivalent. Lucy drew inspiration for the song from her experiences touring in Europe, where she was starkly confronted by the complexities of her American identity, and by what it means to be a proud American in these trying times.
Stream / Download ‘Forever Half Mast’ Here